Main & Cherry kicked off in 2009 with their own single vineyard shiraz from grapes planted in 1996. Situated on the corner of Main & Cherry Gardens Roads, at Cherry Gardens, in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
After graduating with an Oenology degree from Adelaide University in 2003, and getting some experience in some McLaren Vale wineries, Mike Sexton was keen to make his own wines including alternative varieties like this one.
Grüner Veltliner does very well in the Adelaide Hills and, coupled with an ethusiastic winemaker, it is no surprise that this is a very good wine.
On the nose, this wine was almost pinot gris/gewurztraminer like with with pear and light turkish delight flavours (something my mother loved) with a touch of spice. At the family gathering where I shared it, somebody said it was like smelling little white flowers at the beginning of Spring.
This was pretty much how it tasted too (except the flowers bit) and it proved to be a big hit with my family and a few other friends who were there. I liked that it finished dry and the flavours hung around a fair bit too. Ticked all the boxes.
Region: Adelaide Hills Price: $25 Source: Swap